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Medical contracts

The approach to future employment arrangements of visiting medical officers across Queensland Health is under review. For now, they remain on individual employment contracts, as implemented from 4 August 2014 through:

Visiting medical officers

Contract Advisory Committee

The Queensland Health Contracts Advisory Committee (QHCAC) has been established to provide expert advice and recommendations to the Director-General on matters relating to the implementation, operation and management of contracts for senior medical officers (SMOs) and visiting medical officers (VMOs).

Further information

If you have any questions about the employment framework, email the employment contracts team at

Last updated: 12 August 2016

Private practice

Find out about private practice arrangements for senior medical staff.

Mandatory vaccination requirements

Some roles within Queensland Health are designated as Vaccination Preventable Disease (VPD) risk roles and are subject to mandatory vaccination requirements from 1 July 2016.